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conventions and major bench poll tan centers just to cause huge traffic jams. miguel in texas writes, have you lost your bearings? lose all those millions of dollars to boost the local economy? the conventions also give the president to-be and vice president time to make points who then go out and campaign hard for them up until the election. jk in minnesota, yes, do away with them and the electoral college and go on the popular vote. that way the candidates better pay attention to all parts of the country and not just the swing states. what a screwed up system we have. eric in toronto writes, you mean do away with the four-day commercial that no one watches? besides, the candidates' speeches, nothing else really matters. brandon in iowa writes, i'd say it's time to bag the conventions, they're a waste of time, money and promote the polarization of america. bob in ohio, nope, i would rather watch politicians and their supporters lying and partying than anything passes through my tv. like the unemployment isn't enough already, now you want to put a bunch of hookers out of business? if you want
football. now, obviously, the texas longhorns as well. >> reporter: the texas longhorns because that is where he'll head for college. but before he gets there, he'll spend his summer enjoying a few more rounds. lisa sylvester, cnn, bethesda, maryland. >> all right. lisa, thanks. and thank you for watching. see you back here in an hour. >>> you're in "the situation room". president obama hits the road in battleground states, but the romney isn't far away. >>> a stunning new sign that the syrian president bashar al assad may be in serious jeopardy right now. a key member of his inner circle flees the country. >>> and re-living a disaster at sea. stories never heard before from survivors of the "costa concordia." we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> another weak jobs report is raising new concerns about the pace of an already sluggish economic recovery. only 80,000 jobs were added in the month of june, significantly fewer than economists were certainly hoping for. the unemployment rate is hol
. the president was in texas attending a total of fundraisers trying to camp up in the campaign cash. some of those were with small donors, others with big names like tv star eva longoria. but today was more about money. the president was also going after his opponent, mitt romney, for more details about his personal finances. it won't help create jobs. and it won't ease the pain of homeowners stuck in upside down mortgages, but the obama re-election campaign is convinced that questioning mitt romney's finances and private equity resume is legitimate. answers that voters deserve. >> that is hardly a personal attack. that goes to the rationale for his candidacy. >> reporter: so in two places at once, texas in person, pennsylvania on tv, the president launched a blistering attack on his opponent. first on his time at bain capital. >> he made money investing in companies that have been called pioneers of outsourcing. i don't want pioneers of outsourcing in the white house. i want somebody who believes in insourcing. >> reporter: then in the new ad on releasing more of his personal taxes. >> m
the scenes. >> sounds like a yes to me. >> so will it be in texas where you live now? would you go back to florida? where would you like to do political work? >> i was born in texas. there's a common saying sometimes you get back as soon as you can. and that's what i did in going to college eaj eventually meeting my beautiful wife in law school. if i were to do this, i would do it in the great state. >> we look forward to seeing what's going on. stay in touch with us. >> absolutely. >> thanks very much. george t. bush for coming into "the situation room." >>> romney has a lot of money in offshore bank accounts. but how much does that benefit him? this man is about to be the millionth customer. would you mind if i go ahead of you? instead we had someone go ahead of him and win fifty thousand dollars. congratulations you are our one millionth customer. people don't like to miss out on money that should have been theirs. that's why at ally we have the raise your rate 2-year cd. you can get a one-time rate increase if our two-year rate goes up. if your bank makes you miss out, you need an a
and the guise of obama care and the worst economy in my memory. larry in texas writes he ended efforts in iraq, got bin laden, passed health care law. all thing considered over the last two years with the republicans main goal to destroy everything in order to defeat him, i give him an a plus. and another, loose change. most people all over the world are now counting their pennies. if you want to read more on the subject, go to the blog or through our post on "the situation room" facebook page. that concludes the segment. i'm sitting down. >> sit down, please. you are sitting right now. >> i am. >> appreciate it. >>> you're going to stick around. i want you to see this next report though. her identity is unknown, but many believe her recent appearance besides the new leader of north korea is rather significant. we have new information. and the miles are piling up. a marathon diplomatic mission for the secretary of state hillary clinton. is she feeling the strain? great shot. how did the nba become the hottest league on the planet? by building on the cisco intelligent netw
candidacy. >> reporter: so in two places at once, texas in person, pennsylvania on tv, the president launched a blistering attack on his opponent. first on his time at bain capital. >> he made money investing in companies that have been called pioneers of outsourcing. i don't want pioneers of outsourcing in the white house. i want somebody who believes in insourcing. >> reporter: then in the new ad on releasing more of his personal taxes. >> makes you wonder if some years he paid any taxes at all. we don't know because romney's released just one full year of his tax returns. >> reporter: the battle for pennsylvania cannot be understated even though democrats in presidential races have held the state since 1992 and president obama won by ten points in 2008, the keystone state appears to be in play. where the former massachusetts governor was holding a rally standing in front of a sign that read "obama's upside down economy." >> he's got no new ideas for getting the economy going. he's got no one to blame. he's out of touch with what's happening in the country. >> reporter: but the har
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new york. we know mitt romney will carry texas. it's the battleground states like florida or ohio or virginia or pennsylvania, some of these battleground states that will make all the difference. >> and that's why the romney campaign -- in the last month. the obama campaign, for all the talk about the republicans outspending the democrats, and it's about equal overall, president obama is spending four times as much money than mitt romney in the battleground states. in ohio, for example, he's really assaulting him on the air with some negative ads on his time bain capital. if the president was in a better position, he would not be spending so much money. >> look at this clip from the new obama campaign ad. want to discuss it. >> they were pioneers in shipping u.s. jobs overseas. investing in firms that specialized in relocating jobs done by american workers to new facilities in low-wage countries like china and india. does iowa want an outsourcer in chief in the white house? >> these ads in the battleground states like iowa, for example, where they're airing the ads, they are worki
know, shades of people like john edwards, the former governor of texas, a variety of different -- maybe even george w. bush? you've imitated him. >> i've patterned my character after a combination of ma dlin and john sununu. >> why? >> i just like saying sununu. >> the gloves are a really nice touch. these are driving gloves? >> they're for texting. >> i never saw those online before. >> yeah. these are ferrari driving gloves. >> can i just admit something that i've been standing on a book this whole time called "all the president's children." >> hope the good people of ferrari send me a car to match the gloves i have. >> yeah. they're very nice actually. so trash talk. this is one of the things that comes all the way through politics and we cover it here. >> yes. >> we cover it all the time. we have a clip from the movie of your two characters right before debate encaging in some trash talk. >> you take a bath in a toilet. >> oh, that was it. >> that was a quick one. i think i had to go to the bathroom. >> if i remember correctly some of the language was -- >> cam's trash talking is ve
vest ter is monitoring that. what happened, lisa? >> hi, wolf. a court in texas has found former jetblue pilot clayton os bon not guilty of reason of instanty. he was the pilot who had to be locked out of the cockpit after his scary inflight rants in march. "i'm going to show you iraq and iran now and there's a bomb on booshd." he was ruled competent to stand trial a few weeks ago. he's now been found not guilty by reason of insanity. and one of the most incredible olympic careers of all-time is coming to an end. 45-year-old dara torres says "this is it" after failing to qualify in the 50-meter freestyle trials. she lost to women almost 20 years her junior. torres is a 12-time medallist who started her career back at the 1984 games in los angeles. in 2008 she became the oldest american swimmer to win an olympic medal. and people on both u.s. coasts are on high alert right now after multiple great white shark sightings. one was seen 50 feet from a beach near san diego. and there have been several sightings off cape cod, massachusetts. where one of our affiliate wcbb filed this rep
bomb at a residential complex north of baghdad where 32 people were killed. and a texas state trooper is calling it one of the worst fatalities involving a vehicle he has ever seen. a ford pickup truck packed with two dozen people in the cab and bed slams into two large trees on the side of the highway, killing sp 13 people and injuring ten others. there was no evidence of alcohol at the the scene and no other vehicles were involved. and a tough day at wall street. worries that spain may need a full-blown bailout to spark the global selloff. they report them contracted in the second economy. the eurozone's fourth largest economy could be in recession for quite some time. and a company is recalling 30,000 pounds of ground beef because of a possible salmonella contamination. investigators have five counts of salmonella tied to the beef. last year they recalled 36 pounds of grown turkey due to salmonella. so some concerns there. thank you, lisa, a space exodus offered to the. it comes as fierce clashes erupt in two major cities. cnn is inside syria with a first-hand look. standby. and wh
sanya let's do this i am from baltimore south carolina... bloomington, california... austin, texas... we are all here to represent the country we love this is for everyone back home it's go time. across america, we're all committed to team usa. with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine living your life with less chronic low back pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not approved for children under 18. people taking maois or thioridazine or with uncontrolled glaucoma should not take cymbalta. taking it with nsaid pain relievers, aspirin, or blood thinners may increase bleeding risk. severe liver problems, some fatal, were reported. signs include abdominal pain and yellowing skin or eyes. tell your doctor about all your medicines, includin
. >> saw some of this in fort hood, texas, killed by major nidal malik hasan. >> but this is not a sympathizer. >> terrorists can draw an opposite conclusion. response of the people in the movie theater and response of local law enforcement was pretty good. this guy was heavily armed. he managed to kill 12 people. it could have been much worse if the local law enforcement response and theater -- >> if you're a suicide bomber, willing to die, walter, that lesson peter spoke about is not going to make much difference. >> never going to be totally safe, don't want to attack society. we can't go to the movies without first going through the metal detector, there are always vulnerabilities in society, but we have to keep it in perspective. >> what's the lesson you learned as a terrorism expert, peter, from what happened in aurora, colorado, which is not far from where we are now. >> i think one of the big lessons is we are more than a decade after 9/11, how little terrorist activity we have seen in the united states. so i mean, a lot more people have died in these
in texas. she was forced to resign in ohio this year as a den mother. the boy scouts of america is refusing to bend. just yesterday the organization reaffirmed it's long-standing policy of not allowing openly gay members. and being a couch potato may be just as hazardous to your health as smoking. that's according to a british study. it estimates that one in ten people around the world die annually from physical inactivity. that's more than 5 million people. researchers say not exercising has the same risks as smoking tobacco. and just walking 15 to 30 minutes a day will help you. so when you do get moving, don't wear flip-flops. a new study links the comfy shoes with painful health risks. the national foot health assessment found 78% of adults have experienced one or more foot problems in their lives mostly because of flip-flops, things like stubbed toes, sprained ankles and blistered feet. experts say they are okay to wear some of the time, just not all of the time. and, wolf, speaking of exercising, i know you run, what is it, five miles a day? >> i try to on a treadmill. not outside. an
, movie doesn't start for 20 minutes. she was a texas native interning for a colorado radio station. friends say she was driven and funny and natural sportscaster. those qualities evident in this video we're going to show you from her very first professional interview as an intern. >> you're nailing it, i'm telling you. >> i know, such a great job. full fail. >> you should probably face the camera a little bit. there we go. or not fall. >> can we please -- >> what a sweet girl. ghawi had a pensive side too. this is an amazin
, california... austin, texas... we are all here to represent the country we love this is for everyone back home it's go time. across america, we're all committed to team usa. >>> the secretary of state hillary clinton is headed to egypt for talks with that country's new leadership. she'll also be in israel this weekend. lisa sylvester's monitoring that, some of the other top stories in "the situation room" right now. what's going on, lisa? >> wolf, secretary of state clinton's visit to cairo will be highlighted by a meeting with egypt's new islamist president, mohamed morsi took over last month. aides say the visit is designed to show that the government wants to support egypt. federal authorities are classifying more than 1,000 counties as natural disaster areas as what some are calling the worst drought in a quarter of a century spreads across the united states. drought conditions extend from oregon to south carolina and are now being reported in more than 60% of the land that makes up the lower 48 states. and check out this video from a traffic camera in new jersey. as you can see, oh,
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